Today was the day that I put it all together.
A 78 mile day (25 out, 28 race, 25 in) to cap off an amazing week.
The race itself wasn't so bad. I finished in the upper third out of 65 racers, so that was cool. There are a lot of strong people here and I was glad to leave everything out on the road against them.
The winds made things a bit tricky, especially on the decents.
The scenery was absolutely amazing. We road from Solvang to the Pacific Ocean. Mountains, water, sand: all awesome.
On a sour note, a really nice guy got in to a gnarly crash towards the turnaround. There have been entirely too many crashes this week and some people had to go to the hospital. I am lucky to leave this beautiful place alive and healthy.
I have an awkward tan, my legs feel strong and I had an amazing time. The only crappy thing is that I have to leave tomorrow.
I hope to have more pics up soon - Justin